In baseball, a hitting streak is the number of consecutive official games in which a player appears and gets at least one base hit. According to the Official Baseball Rules, such a streak is not necessarily ended when a player has at least 1 plate appearance and no hits. A streak shall not be terminated if all official plate appearances result in a base on balls, hit by pitch, defensive interference or a sacrifice bunt. The streak shall terminate if the player has a sacrifice fly and no hit.
Joe DiMaggio holds the Major League Baseball record with a streak of 56 consecutive games in 1941 which began on May 15 and ended July 17. DiMaggio hit .408 during his streak (91-for-223), with 15 home runs and 55 runs batted in.
There have been 55 occurrences in Major League Baseball where a player had a hitting streak of at least 30 games. Multiple streaks in the same season have occurred in 1922 (George Sisler and Rogers Hornsby), 1987 (Paul Molitor and Benito Santiago), 1997 (Nomar Garciaparra and Sandy Alomar, Jr.), 1999 (Vladimir Guerrero and Luis Gonzalez), 2006 (Chase Utley and Willy Taveras), and 2011 (Andre Ethier and Dan Uggla). In addition, 1924 included one whole streak (Sam Rice) and the beginning of another (George Sisler). A similar event occurred in 2006 with two whole streaks (Utley and Taveras) and the end of another (Jimmy Rollins).
|1||Joe DiMaggio||New York Yankees||56||1941|
|2||Willie Keeler||Baltimore Orioles||45 (44)||1896–97|
|3||Pete Rose||Cincinnati Reds||44||1978|
|4||Bill Dahlen||Chicago Colts||42||1894|
|5||George Sisler||St. Louis Browns||41||1922|
|6||Ty Cobb||Detroit Tigers||40||1911|
|7||Paul Molitor||Milwaukee Brewers||39||1987|
|8||Jimmy Rollins||Philadelphia Phillies||38 (36)||2005–06|
|9||Tommy Holmes||Boston Braves||37||1945|
|10||Gene DeMontreville||Washington Senators||36||1896–97|
|11||Fred Clarke||Louisville Colonels||35||1895|
|Ty Cobb||Detroit Tigers||35||1917|
|George Sisler||St. Louis Browns||35 (34)||1924–25|
|Luis Castillo||Florida Marlins||35||2002|
|Chase Utley||Philadelphia Phillies||35||2006|
|16||George McQuinn||St. Louis Browns||34||1938|
|Dom DiMaggio||Boston Red Sox||34||1949|
|Benito Santiago||San Diego Padres||34||1987|
|19||George Davis||New York Giants||33||1893|
|Hal Chase||New York Highlanders||33||1907|
|Rogers Hornsby||St. Louis Cardinals||33||1922|
|Heinie Manush||Washington Senators||33||1933|
|Dan Uggla||Atlanta Braves||33||2011|
|24||Harry Heilmann||Detroit Tigers||32||1922–23|
|Hal Morris||Cincinnati Reds||32||1996–97|
|26||Jimmy Wolf||Louisville Colonels||31||1885–86|
|Ed Delahanty||Philadelphia Phillies||31||1899|
|Napoleon Lajoie||Cleveland Naps||31||1906|
|Sam Rice||Washington Senators||31||1924|
|Vada Pinson||Cincinnati Reds||31||1965–66|
|Willie Davis||Los Angeles Dodgers||31||1969|
|Rico Carty||Atlanta Braves||31||1970|
|Ron LeFlore||Detroit Tigers||31 (30)||1975–76|
|Ken Landreaux||Minnesota Twins||31||1980|
|Vladimir Guerrero||Montreal Expos||31||1999|
|Whit Merrifield||Kansas City Royals||31 (11)||2018-19|
|36||Cal McVey||Chicago White Stockings||30||1876|
|Dusty Miller||Cincinnati Reds||30||1895–96|
|Elmer Smith||Cincinnati Reds||30||1898|
|Tris Speaker||Boston Red Sox||30||1912|
|Charlie Grimm||Pittsburgh Pirates||30||1922–23|
|Lance Richbourg||Boston Braves||30||1927–28|
|Sam Rice||Washington Senators||30||1929–30|
|Goose Goslin||Detroit Tigers||30||1934|
|Stan Musial||St. Louis Cardinals||30||1950|
|George Brett||Kansas City Royals||30||1980|
|Jerome Walton||Chicago Cubs||30||1989|
|Sandy Alomar, Jr.||Cleveland Indians||30||1997|
|Nomar Garciaparra||Boston Red Sox||30||1997|
|Eric Davis||Baltimore Orioles||30||1998|
|Luis Gonzalez||Arizona Diamondbacks||30||1999|
|Albert Pujols||St. Louis Cardinals||30||2003|
|Willy Taveras||Houston Astros||30||2006|
|Moisés Alou||New York Mets||30||2007|
|Ryan Zimmerman||Washington Nationals||30||2009|
|Andre Ethier||Los Angeles Dodgers||30||2011|
|Freddie Freeman||Atlanta Braves||30||2016|
Keeler's streak started in his final game of the 1896 season, and continued through the first 44 games of the 1897 season. Rollins ended the 2005 season with a 36-game streak and extended it through the first two games of the 2006 season. Sisler had a hit in the last game of 1924 and the first 34 games of 1925. Major League Baseball recognizes two hitting streak records: Longest hitting streak in one season, and longest hitting streak over multiple seasons (e.g. Rollins 2005–2006). Keeler's, Sisler's, and Rollins' streaks are listed as 44, 34, and 36 games when discussing single-season streaks, and 45, 35, and 38 games when discussing multiple-season streaks.
This list omits Denny Lyons of the 1887 American Association Philadelphia Athletics, who had a 52-game hitting streak. In 1887, the major leagues adopted a new rule which counted walks as hits, a rule which was dropped after that season. Lyons hit in 52 consecutive games that season, but his streak included two games (#22 and #44) in which his only "hits" were walks. In 1968, MLB ruled that walks in 1887 would not be counted as hits, so Lyons' streak was no longer recognized, though it still appears on some lists. In 2000 Major League Baseball reversed its 1968 decision, ruling that the statistics which were recognized in each year's official records should stand, even in cases where they were later proven incorrect. Paradoxically, the ruling affects only hit totals for the year; the batting champion for the year is not recognized as the all-time leader despite having the highest single-season average under the ruling, and Lyons' hitting streak is not recognized.
Ty Cobb, Sam Rice, and George Sisler are the only players with multiple streaks of 30 games or longer.
There have been 129 single-season streaks of 25 games or more. The lowest batting average ever recorded during a hitting streak of 25 games or more was .304 by Bruce Campbell in 1938. The highest was .486 during Chuck Klein's streak in 1930. Joe DiMaggio hit .408 during his record-holding 56 game streak. In probability theory, every baseball game is a Bernoulli trial in which a hitter either does or does not get a hit. DiMaggio's streak of 56 consecutive games with hits awaits an equal streak: "The probability is .0003 that a .350 hitter will have a hitting streak of at least 56 games in a season. If there are about 4 such seasons per year in the future, we would expect to see such a streak, assuming the Bernoulli trials model, every 1/(.0003 x 4) = 833 years."
Only currently extant franchises are included on this list. Where a player had a significant streak while the team was in other than its current city, the records in these other cities are displayed. As above, for a multi-year streak, the single-season streak is shown in parentheses.
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Luis Gonzalez||30||1999|
|Atlanta Braves||Tommy Holmes (Boston Braves)||37||1945|
|Dan Uggla (Atlanta Braves)||33||2011|
|Hank Aaron (Milwaukee Braves)||25||1956|
|Baltimore Orioles||George Sisler (St. Louis Browns)||41||1922|
|Eric Davis (Baltimore Orioles)||30||1998|
|Boston Red Sox||Dom DiMaggio||34||1949|
|Chicago Cubs||Bill Dahlen (Chicago Colts)||42||1894|
|Chicago White Sox||Carlos Lee||28||2004|
|Cincinnati Reds||Pete Rose||44||1978|
|Cleveland Indians||Napoleon Lajoie (Cleveland Naps)||31||1906|
|Sandy Alomar Jr. (Cleveland Indians)||30||1997|
|Colorado Rockies||Nolan Arenado||28||2014|
|Detroit Tigers||Ty Cobb||40||1911|
|Houston Astros||Willy Taveras||30||2006|
|Kansas City Royals||Whit Merrifield||31||2018-19|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||Garret Anderson||28||1998|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Willie Davis (Los Angeles Dodgers)||31||1969|
|Zack Wheat (Brooklyn Dodgers)||29||1916|
|Miami Marlins||Luis Castillo (Florida Marlins)||35||2002|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Paul Molitor (Milwaukee Brewers)||39||1987|
|Tommy Davis (Seattle Pilots)||18||1969|
|Minnesota Twins||Heinie Manush (Washington Senators)||33||1933|
|Ken Landreaux (Minnesota Twins)||31||1980|
|New York Mets||Moisés Alou||30||2007|
|New York Yankees||Joe DiMaggio||56||1941|
|Oakland Athletics||Bill Lamar (Philadelphia Athletics)||29||1925|
|Jason Giambi (Oakland Athletics)||25||1997|
|Héctor López (Kansas City Athletics)||22||1957|
|Vic Power (Kansas City Athletics)||22||1958|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Jimmy Rollins||38 (36)||2005–06|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Jimmy Williams||27||1899|
|San Diego Padres||Benito Santiago||34||1987|
|San Francisco Giants||George Davis (New York Giants)||33||1893|
|Jack Clark (San Francisco Giants)||26||1978|
|Seattle Mariners||Ichiro Suzuki||27||2009|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Rogers Hornsby||33||1922|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Jason Bartlett||19||2009|
|Texas Rangers||Gabe Kapler (Texas Rangers)||28||2000|
|Ken McMullen (Washington Senators)||19||1967|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Shawn Green||28||1999|
|Washington Nationals||Vladimir Guerrero (Montréal Expos)||31||1999|
|Ryan Zimmerman (Washington Nationals)||30||2009|
|1||Joe Wilhoit||Western League||69||1919|
|2||Joe DiMaggio||Pacific Coast League||61||1933|
|3||Román Mejías||Big State League||55||1954|
|4||Otto Pahlman||Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League||50||1922|
|Francisco Mejia||Carolina League||50||2016|
|6||Jack Ness||Pacific Coast League||49||1915|
|Harry Chozen||Southern League||49||1945|
|8||Johnny Bates||Southern League||46||1925|
|9||James McOwen||California League||45||2009|
|10||Brandon Watson||International League||43||2007|
|Doc Marshall||American Association||43||1935|
|Orlando Moreno||Longhorn League||43||1947|
|Howie Bedell||American Association||43||1961|
|14||Herbert Chapman||Southeastern League||42||1950|
|Jack Lelivelt||International League||42||1912|
|16||Jim Ogelsby||Pacific Coast League||41||1933|
|Randy César||Texas League||41||2018|
|18||Jason James||Frontier League||40||2009|
|Frosty Kennedy||West Texas–New Mexico League||40||1953|
|20||Jose Siri||Midwest League||39||2017|
|21||Mitch Hilligoss||South Atlantic League||38||2007|
|Hubert Mason||Eastern League||38||1925|
|Paul Owens||PONY League||38||1951|
|24||Maikel Jova||North American League||37||2012|
|Johnny Rizzo||American Association||37||1937|
|Joey Cora||Pacific Coast League||37||1989|
|Bobby Treviño||Texas League||37||1969|
|Harold Garcia||Florida State League||37||2010|
|29||Bill Sweeney||International League||36||1935|
|Joe Altobelli||Florida State League||36||1951|
|31||Brent Gates||California League||35||1992|
|Scott Seabol||South Atlantic League||35||1999|
|Kevin Holt||Frontier League||35||1996–97|
|Ildemaro Vargas||Pacific Coast League||35||2018|
|35||Greg Tubbs||Southern League||33||1987|
|Mat Gamel||Florida State League||33||2007|
|37||Chris Valaika||Pioneer League||32||2006|
|Robert Fick||Midwest League||32||1997|
|Lance Downing||Arizona League||32||1997|
|Jim Reboulet||Eastern League||32||1986|
|41||Kevin Hooper||Pacific Coast League||31||2002|
|Casey Blake||Florida State League||31||1998|
|Jeremy Carr||Texas League||31||1997|
|Pedro Guerrero||Pacific Coast League||31||1979|
|45||Desi Wilson||Golden Baseball League||30||2005|
|Mike Galloway||Frontier League||30||2005|
|Ricardo Nanita||Pioneer League||30||2003|
|Michael Robertson||Frontier League||30||2001|
|Doug Brady||American Association||30||1995|
|Jose Tolentino||Pacific Coast League||30||1990|
DiMaggio set the Minor League record as a member of the San Francisco Seals. Unrecognized by Minor League Baseball is the 69 game hitting streak by Joe Wilhoit in 1919. Wilhoit was in the independent Western League at the time and his record is considered the all-time Professional Baseball record.
|Damian Costantino||Salve Regina||NCAA Division III||60||2001–03|
|Robin Ventura||Oklahoma State||NCAA Division I||58||1987|
|Kevin Pillar||Cal State Dominguez Hills||NCAA Division II||54||2010|
|Tommy Stewart||Southern Arkansas||NAIA||54||1995|
|Sara Graziano||Coastal Carolina||NCAA Division I||43||1993–94|
|Kerstein McVicker||Hampton||NCAA Division II||35||1991|
|Robin Martz||Lewis||NCAA Division II||35||2004|
|Heather Bortz||Moravian||NCAA Division III||44||2003–04|
|Chelsea Bailey||Trevecca Nazarene||NAIA||30||2009|
The 1941 Major League Baseball season included the New York Yankees defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series, Ted Williams batting .406, and Joe DiMaggio having a 56-game hitting streak; it has been called the "best baseball season ever".1941 New York Yankees season
The 1941 New York Yankees season was the 39th season for the team in New York, and its 41st season overall. The team finished with a record of 101–53, winning their 12th pennant, finishing 17 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 5 games.
Books and songs have been written about the 1941 season, the last before the United States became drawn into World War II. Yankees' center fielder Joe DiMaggio captured the nation's fancy with his lengthy hitting streak that extended through 56 games before finally being stopped. A big-band style song called Joltin' Joe DiMaggio was a hit for the Les Brown orchestra.1978 Cincinnati Reds season
The 1978 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The Reds finished in second place in the National League West with a record of 92-69, 2½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds were managed by Sparky Anderson and played their home games at Riverfront Stadium. Following the season, Anderson was replaced as manager by John McNamara, and Pete Rose left to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies for the 1979 season.David Freese
David Richard Freese (born April 28, 1983) is an American professional baseball corner infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He began his MLB career with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he was a key player during the 2011 postseason, batting .545 with 12 hits in the 2011 National League Championship Series (NLCS). He also set an MLB postseason record of 21 runs batted in (RBIs), earning the NLCS MVP Award and World Series MVP Award. In addition, Freese won the Babe Ruth Award, naming him the MVP of the 2011 MLB postseason. He also played for the Los Angeles Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates.
A star high school player, Freese declined a college baseball scholarship from the University of Missouri. Needing a break from baseball, he sat out his freshman year of college before feeling a renewed urge to play the game. He transferred to St. Louis Community College–Meramec, a junior college, where he played for one season before transferring to the University of South Alabama. The San Diego Padres selected Freese in the ninth round of the 2006 MLB draft.
The Cardinals acquired Freese before the 2008 season. He made his MLB debut on Opening Day 2009 due to an injury to starting third baseman Troy Glaus. Despite suffering his own injuries in the minor leagues and in his first two MLB seasons, Freese batted .297 with 10 home runs and 55 RBIs during the Cardinals' 2011 World Series championship over the Texas Rangers. The next season, he batted .293 with 20 home runs and was selected to his first MLB All-Star Game. Freese authored a 20-game hitting streak in 2013, but back injuries limited his effectiveness, and the Cardinals traded him to the Angels following the season. He played for the Angels for two seasons before signing with the Pirates in March 2016.Eddie Smith (baseball)
Edgar Smith (December 14, 1913 – January 2, 1994) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1936–1939), Chicago White Sox (1939–1943, 1946–1947) and Boston Red Sox (1947). Smith was a switch-hitter and threw left-handed. He was born in Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.
In a 10-season career, Smith posted a 73–113 record with 694 strikeouts and a 3.82 ERA in 1,5952⁄3 innings pitched.
Joe DiMaggio started his 56-game hitting streak on May 15, 1941 by getting one hit in four at bats against Smith. Later that year, Smith was selected to represent the White Sox on the American League's All-Star team. He entered 1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 8 at Briggs Stadium as a relief pitcher in the eighth inning and allowed a two-run home run to left-handed-hitting shortstop Arky Vaughan, putting the AL at a 5–3 disadvantage. But he set down the National League squad in order in the ninth, and came away with the victory when Ted Williams hit a three-run, walk-off home run in the ninth, capping the Junior Circuit's rally.Smith died in Willingboro Township, New Jersey, at the age of 80.Francisco Mejía
Francisco José Mejía (born October 27, 1995) is a Dominican professional baseball catcher and outfielder for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his major league debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2017.Garrett Wittels
Garrett Nicholas Wittels (born May 11, 1990) is an American professional baseball infielder who played for the St. Louis Cardinals organization, and is a free agent.Wittels played college baseball for the Florida International University Golden Panthers in Miami, Florida. He finished the 2010 season with a 56-game hitting streak, two hits shy of the Division I record. He also set the FIU season record for hits. He was nominated for the Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award for his 2010 performance, won Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year honors, and was named a NCBWA and Louisville Slugger/TPX Preseason All-American prior to the 2011 season.
He played minor league baseball in 2011 and 2012, with the AAA Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League being the highest-level team he played for.Gene DeMontreville
Eugene Napoleon DeMontreville (March 10, 1873 – February 18, 1935) was an American professional baseball second baseman and shortstop. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates,
Washington Senators, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Orphans, Brooklyn Superbas, Boston Beaneaters, Washington Senators, and St. Louis Browns between 1894 and 1904.DeMontreville had a 36-game hitting streak from 1896 to 1897. The streak was over the last 17 games of 1896 and the first 19 games of 1897. This streak was not discovered until 2007; it ranks as the tenth-longest hitting streak in Major League Baseball history.
A heavy drinker, DeMontreville was prone to fighting and missing curfews. He did not remain on any major league team for more than three seasons.
DeMontreville's younger brother Lee DeMontreville was also a Major League Baseball player, spending one season with the St. Louis Cardinals.
After leaving baseball, DeMontreville worked for the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, where he was the concessions manager. On February 18, 1935, a fire broke out in one of the concession stands. DeMontreville collapsed and died as he ran to investigate the fire.Glenn Williams
Glenn David Williams (born 18 July 1977 in Gosford, New South Wales) is a retired third baseman from Australia, who played in the Minnesota Twins organization. He played in Major League Baseball for the Twins during the 2005 season. He was a member of the team that won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Williams currently has a 13-game hitting streak, as he has a hit in every game that he has played in while in the major leagues.
Glenn is the elder of two children. His father Gary Williams has been heavily involved in the development of baseball in Australia. Both Gary and Glenn Williams have represented their native Australia in international baseball competitions.
In 1993, as a 16-year-old, Glenn signed a lucrative free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves for an estimated 1.3 million Australian dollars. Since that time, Glenn has played baseball for the minor league affiliates of the Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays, and Minnesota Twins.
After spending over 10 years in the minor leagues, Glenn made his major league debut with the Minnesota Twins during the 2005 season. In 2007, Glenn played for the Minnesota Twins Triple-A affiliate team, the Rochester Red Wings.
On 19 August 2010 Glenn was announced as manager for the Australian Baseball League foundation club Sydney Blue Sox in their inaugural 2010–11 season.Jack Lelivelt
John Frank Lelivelt (November 14, 1885 in Chicago – January 20, 1941 in Seattle, Washington) was an American outfielder who played for the Washington Senators, New York Highlanders, New York Yankees and Cleveland Naps. While playing for the Rochester Hustlers, he set the International League record for the longest hitting streak with a 42-game hitting streak in 1912. The record was broken by Brandon Watson in 2007.Jim Bagby Jr.
James Charles Jacob Bagby Jr. (September 8, 1916 – September 2, 1988) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, and Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted and threw right-handed. His father, Jim Sr., was also a major league pitcher who played with Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh between 1912 and 1923.A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Bagby played with the Red Sox (twice), Indians and Pirates in a span of ten years. He posted a 97–96 record with 431 strikeouts and a 3.96 ERA in 16661⁄3 innings pitched, including 84 complete games and 13 shutouts. He was the Indians pitcher in the July 17, 1941 game which ended Joe DiMaggio's famous 56-game hitting streak.Bagby reached his career high of 17 wins in each of his All-Star seasons, in 1942 and 1943, and led the American League in starts both years with 35 and 33, respectively. After that, he served much of 1944 in the US Merchant Marine and never won more than eight games in a regular season.
Following his baseball career, Bagby became a professional golf player. In 1992, he was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
Bagby died in Marietta, Georgia, six days before his 72nd birthday. Bagby maintained a lifelong dislike of sports writers, as he was born with a cleft palate and was often made fun of by them for his appearance.Joe DiMaggio
Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Born to Italian immigrants in California, he is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.DiMaggio was a three-time Most Valuable Player Award winner and an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons. During his tenure with the Yankees, the club won ten American League pennants and nine World Series championships. His career nine World Series rings is second only to fellow Yankee Yogi Berra, who won ten.
At the time of his retirement after the 1951 season, he ranked fifth in career home runs (361) and sixth in career slugging percentage (.579). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955 and was voted the sport's greatest living player in a poll taken during the baseball centennial year of 1969. His brothers Vince (1912–1986) and Dom (1917–2009) also were major league center fielders. DiMaggio is widely known for his marriage and lifelong devotion to Marilyn Monroe.Johnny Rucker
John Joel Rucker (January 15, 1917 – August 7, 1985) was an American professional baseball player, an outfielder who appeared in 705 Major League Baseball games played, 607 as a center fielder, over six seasons (1940–1941; 1943–1946) for the New York Giants. The native of Crabapple, Georgia — a nephew of former Major League pitcher Nap Rucker — batted left-handed, threw right-handed, stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 175 pounds (79 kg). He attended the University of Georgia.
Until broken by Pablo Sandoval in 2012, Rucker's 17-game hitting streak to start the 1945 campaign was the Giants' franchise record for a hitting streak to begin a season. The skein lasted from April 17 through May 9, and Rucker batted .333 with 28 hits in 84 at bats, with six doubles and two home runs. It was halted on May 11, 1945, by Frank Dasso of the Cincinnati Reds. During his MLB career, Rucker amassed 711 hits, including 105 doubles and 39 triples.
Rucker's professional career extended from 1938–1952, although he sat out the 1951 season.
Rucker is featured on the cover of the April 1, 1940 issue of Life magazine.Ken Keltner
Kenneth Frederick Keltner (October 31, 1916 – December 12, 1991) was an American professional baseball player. He played almost his entire Major League Baseball career as a third baseman with the Cleveland Indians, until his final season when he played 13 games for the Boston Red Sox. He batted and threw right-handed. A seven-time All-Star, Keltner is notable for being one of the best fielding third basemen in the 1940s and for helping to end Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak on July 17, 1941.List of Chicago Cubs team records
The following lists statistical records and all-time leaders as well as awards and major accomplishments for the Chicago Cubs professional baseball club of Major League Baseball. The records list the top 5 players in each category since the inception of the Cubs.
Players that are still active with the Cubs are denoted in bold.
Records updated as of August 5, 2011.List of Major League Baseball single-season records
This is a list of single-season records in Major League Baseball.List of New York Yankees team records
The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York. They compete in the East Division of Major League Baseball's (MLB) American League (AL). The club began play in 1903 as the Highlanders, after owners Frank Farrell and William S. Devery had bought the defunct Baltimore Orioles and moved the team to New York City; in 1913, the team changed its nickname to the Yankees. From 1903 to 2018, the franchise has won more than 10,000 games and 27 World Series championships. The list below documents players and teams that hold particular club records.
Outfielder Babe Ruth holds the most franchise records, with 16, including career home runs, and career and single-season batting average and on-base percentage. Shortstop Derek Jeter has the second-most records among hitters, with eight. Jeter's marks include the records for career hits, singles, doubles, and stolen bases. Among pitchers, Whitey Ford has the most Yankees records with five, all of which are career totals. These include games won, games started, and innings pitched.
Several Yankees hold AL and MLB records. Ruth has MLB single-season records for extra-base hits and total bases, and holds four other AL single-season records. Outfielder Joe DiMaggio had a 56-game hitting streak in the 1941 season, which remains an MLB record. Jack Chesbro holds three AL records that he set in 1904: games won, games started, and complete games.Nat Rogers
William Nathaniel Rogers (born June 7, 1893 in Spartanburg, South Carolina - unknown) was a baseball player in the Negro Leagues. He would play outfielder, catcher, and infielder and played from 1923 to 1946. In 1927 Rogers had a 31-game hitting streak for the Chicago American Giants.Willie Davis (baseball)
William Henry Davis (April 15, 1940 – March 9, 2010) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Los Angeles Dodgers. At the end of his career he ranked seventh in major league history in putouts (5449) and total chances (5719) in the outfield, and third in games in center field (2237). He was ninth in National League history in total outfield games (2274), and won Gold Glove Awards from 1971 to 1973. He had 13 seasons of 20 or more stolen bases, led the NL in triples twice, and retired with the fourth most triples (138) by any major leaguer since 1945. He holds Los Angeles club records (1958–present) for career hits (2091), runs (1004), triples (110), at bats (7495), total bases (3094) and extra base hits (585). His 31-game hitting streak in 1969 remains the longest by a Dodger. When he tied Zack Wheat's previous record at 29 games, the message board at Dodger Stadium flashed a message sent via telegram by Wheat from his home in Missouri, saying, "Congratulations. Keep going. You have done a good job. Good luck."
Major League Baseball records
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